When all was still and it was midnight
the immortal Word descended from His royal throne…
So begins the introit for Christmas Eve, my favorite of the whole year. It’s so beautifully poetic, isn’t it?
Donna H. submitted this recipe (p. 95) and then made the cookies the blog as well. Here’s what she shared with me:
I remember growing up in a multi-generational 2 flat and every Saturday was baking day and the house was filled with the wonderful aromas of fresh breads, coffee cakes etc. As Christmas approached dozens of different cookies were added.
Now it lives on with my children and grandchildren. My daughter also continues to do it with her children and grandchildren in Minnesota. Some men are even joining in. Different times, new traditions. Love it!!
This cookie was one from a special aunt of mine and the reason I added it to our cookbook.
Here’s the mixture with a thermometer, making sure the temp is just right.
And the cookies on the pan:
P.S. You can always try switching extracts and nuts. Ex: almond extract with almonds. Or try orange extract with orange peel. Be creative and Have Fun!!! That’s what baking is all about.
What a beautiful platter of deliciousness! Thanks, Donna!